Lakeland area grocery stores have made changes to their hours to allow time for cleaning and restocking the stores. If you’re wondering when and where you can go shopping in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Auburndale, or nearby communities, here is a helpful list of grocery store hours!
Remember to keep a six-foot distance from other shoppers and to wash your hands immediately when you get home, or even better, take hand sanitizer to the store with you. Also, be kind, courteous, and patient – we are all a bit overwhelmed these days. Oh – and one more very imporant thing – tell your cashier, bagger, and any other store employees a big THANK YOU for their hard work.
LAST UPDATED: 4/17/20. Hours are subject to change at any time. We will do our best to keep this list up to date, but have also included website links below.
Store Hours: 7 am – 9 pm every day (through 5/15). Beginning on 5/16, store hours are changing to 7am – 9pm and reserved shopping hours will be suspended.
Guests age 65+ can shop from 7 am – 8 am on Tuesday and Wednesday
Publix is designating Thursday evenings, 8 – 9 p.m., and Friday mornings, 7 – 8 a.m., as special shopping hours for first responders and hospital staff.
Store Hours: 7 am – 8:30 pm every day
Guests age 60+ can shop from 6 am – 7 am on Tuesday. (Or 1 hour before store opens if hours are different)
Store Hours: 8 am – 8pm every day
Guests age 65+ and high-risk customers can shop from 8am – 9am Monday through Friday.
Beginning Monday, March 30, Winn-Dixie grocery stores will extend shopping hours on Monday and Tuesday to add a special shopping hour from 8–9 p.m. dedicated to healthcare providers and first responders.
Store Hours: 9 am – 8 pm every day
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, ALDI stores will open at 8:30 a.m. and reserve the first hour of business for vulnerable shoppers. This includes senior citizens, expectant mothers and those with underlying health concerns.
Store Hours: 8 am – 9 pm every day
Guests 65+, pregnant women or those defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as vulnerable or at-risk can shop from 8 am – 9 am on Wednesday.
Store Hours: 9 am – 8 pm from Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm on Sunday
Starting Thursday, March 26, Sam’s Club locations nationwide will offer early shopping hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for seniors and those with disabilities or compromised immune systems. This includes Pharmacy and Optical Centers and will last until further notice. (*We have been told by readers that that this does not include pregnant women)
During special shopping hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., these members can also shop Sam’s Club without ever leaving their car. From a designated parking location, members in need can place their order from their car. Then, a Sam’s Club associate will grab the items on the list, and the member will use Scan & Go to check out.
Sam’s Club associates, healthcare workers and first responders can now shop the club early every Sunday from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Lakeland Discount Grocery
Fancy Fruit & Produce Of Lakeland
Store Hours: 8am – 8pm daily.
Harvest Meat Markets
Store Hours: 8am – 7pm Monday – Saturday | 9 am – 6 pm Sunday
7 Store locations across Polk County.
Super Choice Foods
Store Hours: 7 am – 8:50 pm Monday – Saturday | 7 am – 7:50 pm Sunday
Store Hours: 8 am – 8 pm every day. Guests age 65+ and high-risk customers can shop from 8am – 9am Monday through Friday.
Beginning Monday, March 30, Harveys Supermarkets will extend shopping hours on Monday and Tuesday to add a special shopping hour from 8–9 p.m. dedicated to healthcare providers and first responders.
Store Hours: 7 am – 9 pm Monday – Friday | 8 am – 8 pm Sat & Sun
Save A Lot
Store Hours: Vary by store, 8am – 9pm or 8am – 10pm every day. Check with your local store for special shopping times for seniors.
Chamberlin’s Natural Foods
Store Hours: 8 am – 9 pm Mon – Sat | 9 am – 8 pm Sun
Store Hours: Vary by store. Website says stores are closing at 8pm but store hours were not updated when we checked.
Store Hours: Opening times vary by store. All stores are closing at 8pm.
Store Hours: Vary by store. We have heard they offer senior shopping hours, contact your store for times.
Store Hours vary. Check website for specific stores.
Store Hours: Most stores are open 9am-9pm weekdays | 24-hour stores are drive-thru only overnight 9pm-9am. Check the website for specific store hours. Every Tuesday is Seniors Day with all-day discounts and seniors-only shopping from 8 to 9 a.m.